"I'm an artist and I want to sing before all audiences," said Sharif, a member of Israel's Arab Druse minority who sees himself as a bridge between the two sides. "I'm a man of peace, not politics. I just want to bring my music to my fans."
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"I'm surprised that this was done against me _ I belong to both sides," said Sharif, 32, who performed earlier last year in the West Bank. "I've got to get back there and I hope it happens soon."